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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What city does the March family live in?
2. Which of Augie's character traits does Simon play up when Augie meets the Magnuses for the first time?
3. Who made love to Momma's maid, leading to her prompt firing?
4. How do the Magnuses receive Augie?
5. How does Augie react when the beautiful heiress turns down his dinner date proposal?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Simon lose out on his engagement to Cissy Flexner?
2. Who is "Grandma"?
3. Why does the Magnus family demand for the breakup of Augie and Lucy?
4. Where does Augie meet Esther Fenchel, and what is his reaction to her?
5. Why is Augie sent to live with his cousins, the Coblins?
6. What religion does Augie's family practice?
7. Who was King Croesus?
8. How does Augie betray William after the stock market crash?
9. How does Augie feel about attending school?
10. What lecture does William give to Augie after the break in at his pool hall?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Because his family was poor, Augie took odd jobs to help support his family. Choose two of the odd jobs Augie took to help support his family while he was a teenager and describe his tasks. Which jobs did Augie tend to excel in? Why did Augie jump from job to job so often? Finally, describe one major life lesson that Augie learned while working odd jobs for his family. How did working this job affect Augie's decisions later in life? How can you tell? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
While Augie is aboard the MacManus working for the Merchant Marines, he is one of two men who manage to live through the ship's sinking. Describe the way that Augie managed to save his life when all the other soldiers went down with the ship. Then, describe the way that Augie paid homage to the lives of the sailors lost at sea. To whom did he tell the sailor's stories? Finally, describe how Augie finally made it back to land after drifting in the water for days. What was Augie's emotional reaction to his homecoming? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
This novel covers a great span of historical time, including the labor movements of the 1930's. First, describe the complaint laborers had in the 1930's. How was their situation fueled by the stock market crash of the 1920's? Describe at least three of the political parties that were formed as a result of the labor movement. What was each of their stances on the rights of workers in the 1930's? Discuss Augie's involvement with the labor movement. How did Augie's involvement affect his life personally during the 1930's? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
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